Moshe Safdie has been named the laureate for the 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture. The award recognizes a winner in either painting, music, sculpture, or architecture. As one of Israel’s most prestigious international awards, the prize is bestowed upon luminaries for their accomplishments in advancing science and art for the benefit of humanity. The jury cited Safdie’s exemplary career motivated by the social concerns of architecture and his formal experimentation
Safdie received the award in recognition of his breakthrough project, Habitat ’67, as well as his global impact through distinguished projects around the world. The Israel-based prize also cited his most notable projects in the country, including the Yad Vashem Museum, Ben Gurion International Airport, the city of Modi’in, the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, and the Mamilla Complex in Jerusalem. Recent winners for architecture include Phyllis Lambert, Eduardo Souto de Moura, David Chipperfield, and Peter Eisenman.